Drinks

New Year’s Eve: Chai Martini

Chai Martini Cocktail

Toast the New Year with this fabulous cocktail

 Happy New Year!!

New Year Chai Martini

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 10 mins plus cooling mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 239 per portion
Fat 10g (6.1g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Chai latte teabags 2
  • Granulated sugar 4 tsp or to taste
  • Single cream 100ml (3½fl oz)
  • Vanilla vodka 100ml (3½fl oz)
  • Ice cubes 16
  • Cinnamon for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Place teabags into a heatproof measuring jug and pour in 100ml (3½fl oz) boiling water. Leave to brew for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove teabags, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour in cream and vanilla vodka and leave to cool.
  3. Place half the ice in a cocktail shaker and pour in half the liquid. Shake well then strain into two martini glasses. Repeat with remaining liquid and ice. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.

 

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Recipe of the Week: Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Wrap your mittened fingers around a mug of this scrumptious drink this autumn and you’ll soon feel warm and cosy

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 5 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 267 per portion
Fat 13g (5g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Milk 600ml (1 pint)
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread 3 tbsp
  • Orange ¼, finely grated zest

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk in a pan with the chocolate spread, stirring until dissolved. Stir in the orange zest, pour into cups and serve immediately.

This is taken from our fantastic new cookbook; Dairy Diary Favourites.. To find out more click here.

 

 


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5 summery drinks to make for friends

5 summery drinks for friends

5 Summery Drinks to Make for Friends

It’s great to have friends or family come to visit but the effort to prepare food can make impromptu invitations off-putting.

And when it’s a lovely day none of us want to be slaving in the kitchen cooking.

So why not host a drinks
and nibbles afternoon?

Whip up a few of the fabulous drinks below and serve with a variety of crisps, nuts, olives etc. With a variety of drinks – including plenty of non-alcoholic – it’s perfect for a gathering of people of all ages.

Make all the drinks in advance and store in the fridge so that you can enjoy the afternoon with your visitors.

 


 

Minty Lemon Sorbet Tea

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 5 mins plus cooling
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 59 per portion
Fat 0.2g (0g sat) per portion

Ingredients

  • Darjeeling tea 600ml (1 pint), hot and strong
  • Sprigs of mint 3
  • Golden granulated sugar to taste Lemon sorbet 4 scoops
  • Lemon 1, sliced
  • Strawberries and mint sprigs to decorate

Instructions

  1. Pour the hot tea into a jug, add the mint sprigs and stir in the sugar to taste. Leave to brew and cool completely.
  2. When ready to serve, remove the mint sprigs. Scoop the lemon sorbet into four tall glasses and pour in the tea.
  3. Decorate with strawberries and mint and serve immediately.


Refreshing Lemonade

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 134 per portion
Fat 0g (0g sat) per portion

Ingredients

  • Caster sugar 200g (7oz)
  • Lemons 8 large, finely grated zest and juice (giving about 200ml/7fl oz)
  • Ice to serve

Instructions

  1. Tip sugar, lemon zest and juice into a heavy-based pan with 1 litre (1¾ pints) water
    and heat gently until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Taste and adjust sugar and lemon juice to taste. Remove pan from the heat and leave to cool. Strain liquid (if wished) into a jug filled with ice.


Caribbean Shake

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 5 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 199 per portion
Fat 7g (4.2g sat) per portion

Ingredients

  • Banana 1, roughly chopped
  • Orange juice 2 tbsp
  • Pineapple juice 2 tbsp
  • Milk 300ml (½ pint)
  • Vanilla dairy ice cream 2 scoops

Instructions

  1. Put banana in a blender with orange and pineapple juices. Add milk and whizz to blend.
  2. Put a scoop of ice cream in two glasses and top up with fruit milk. Serve immediately and with straws, if you like.


Summer Berry Milkshakes

  • Servings: 3
  • Time: 20 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 461 per portion
Fat 35g (20.4g sat) per portion

Ingredients

  • Fresh raspberries 110g (4oz)
  • Fresh strawberries 150g (5oz), hulled and sliced
  • Vanilla ice cream 2–3 good scoops
  • Whole milk 600ml (1 pint), chilled
  • Natural yogurt 150g (5oz)
  • Double cream 125ml (4 fl oz), whipped to a soft peak, to decorate, optional
  • Raspberries 12, to decorate, optional Strawberries 4, to decorate, optional

Instructions

  1. Put raspberries, strawberries, ice cream, milk and yogurt into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour milkshake through a non-reactive sieve into a large jug (to remove seeds), and then pour into four large, well-chilled glasses. Serve immediately.

TIP For some extra pizzazz, top each glass of milkshake with a spoonful of whipped cream topped with raspberries. Make a slit in each strawberry, place on rim of each glass and serve.


Iced Coffee

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 12 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 334 per portion
Fat 17.1g (11.2g sat) per portion

Ingredients

  • Instant coffee 1 tbsp
  • Caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • Boiling water 3 tbsp
  • Whole milk 250ml (9fl oz)
  • Vanilla ice cream 250g (9oz)
  • Grated chocolate a little for sprinkling, optional

Instructions

  1. Put coffee and sugar into a heatproof jug, stir in boiling water, cover and leave to cool for 5–10 minutes.
  2. Mix coffee with milk and chill well.
  3. When ready to serve, pour coffee into a liquidiser, add ice cream and blend well. Pour into tall glasses, sprinkle with chocolate, if using, and serve immediately.


 

 

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#nonalcoholicdrinks

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Recipe of the Week | Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Espresso 25ml (1fl oz), sweetened with sugar if you like, cold
  • Tia Maria or Kahlua 40ml (1½fl oz)
  • Vanilla vodka 50ml (2fl oz)
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans

Instructions

  1. Place martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
  2. Pour espresso and alcohol into a cocktail shaker and then fill with ice.
  3. Shake well to combine and then strain into chilled glasses.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans. Repeat to make the required number of cocktails.
  5. Serve immediately.

Tip. If you don’t have an espresso maker at home you could buy it from your local coffee shop, then allow to cool and store in the fridge until required.

 

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The PERFECT Espresso Martini made easy

When I was young, my mum ordered a cocktail kit for me, which I absolutely loved.

It was packed full of stirrers and umbrellas and decorative straws, and I spent hours fixing exotically embellished cocktails of Ribena for my friends.

Nowadays, I’m not a Ribena fan, but I still love a cocktail. My favourite is Espresso Martini and I have now mastered this classic at home. Here’s how to make it – it’s really easy and just perfect for the New Year celebrations on Thursday.

 

 

Espresso Martini

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Espresso 25ml (1fl oz), sweetened with sugar if you like, cold
  • Tia Maria or Kahlua 40ml (1½fl oz)
  • Vanilla vodka 50ml (2fl oz)
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans

Instructions

  1. Place martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
  2. Pour espresso and alcohol into a cocktail shaker and then fill with ice.
  3. Shake well to combine and then strain into chilled glasses.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans. Repeat to make the required number of cocktails.
  5. Serve immediately.

 

Tip. If you don’t have an espresso maker at home you could buy it from your local coffee shop, then allow to cool and store in the fridge until required.

 

 

Five Fantastic Festive Recipes

Five Festive Dairy Diary Recipes

Five Fantastic Festive Recipes

including a Must-Have White Chocolate Cheesecake

From a cosy Christmas lunch for two to a punch to please a crowd, I’ve chosen five fabulous recipes to make Christmas really special.

You MUST try the cheesecake –
I don’t usually even like cheesecake
but loved this one.

All these gorgeous recipes come from the 2016 Dairy Diary, which is still available for delivery before Christmas!

 


 

Caramelised Pear & Stilton Salad

Caramelised Pear & Stilton Salad


Garlic Roast Poussin

Garlic Roast Poussin


 

Driver's Fruity Puch

Drivers’ Fruity Punch


 

Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcakes


 

White Chocolate Cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake


 

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To read the recipes click on the images above or visit http://www.dairydiary.co.uk/blog/five-fantastic-festive-recipes.html

 

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